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Vegetarian language travel tips

Travelling as a vegetarian or vegan can get difficult, especially if you’re travelling in a different country. It can be even worse when that country is well-known for its meat-heavy cuisine. But there are still ways to enjoy an immersive experience in a country and also eat how you want.

Here are some tips for vegetarian or vegan eating during a study-abroad programme:

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Traditional German Weihnachtsstollen

Weihnachtsstollen is a German type of fruit cake which is traditionally eaten during the Christmas season.

Everyone in my family looks look forward to this delicious treat each year. Without Weihnachtsstollen we would definitely miss out on something at Christmas.

I would like to share our old family recipe with you. Make sure that you treat yourself with this absolute delight!

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Typical German Christmas biscuits recipe!

UPDATED – December 2017

Christmas time is baking time! This is probably more true in Germany than any other country! Read on for some great recipes and hopefully inspiration for you to make your own German Christmas biscuits.

When the first door of the advent calendar is opened children around the country start asking when the first ‘Plätzchen’ will be baked. But it’s not only the little ones – year by year people of all ages are looking forward to this wonderful tradition with an excitement that no supermarket biscuit could ever cause.

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French Christmas traditions

Have you ever wondered how French people celebrate Christmas? This is how!

The 24th December is a normal workday in France. It is only by the evening that the festivities begin.

It all starts with the traditional Christmas Midnight Mass (Messe de Minuit), where the entire family goes to church to celebrate the birth of Christ. After that, families go back home or to a restaurant to celebrate the Réveillon (Christmas dinner).

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Amazing Montevideo – what to see and do!

Uruguay is an enchanting country on the Atlantic coast, located between Brazil and Argentina. Visitors often overlook Uruguay as it is also the second smallest country in South America. This is a real shame! We would therefore like to show you what to expect whilst visiting Uruguay and studying Spanish in the stunning capital city, Montevideo.

If you don’t know what much about this small Latin American country then this blog post will hopefully help! Make sure you prepare yourself for amazing Montevideo. Find out what to see and do when attending an incredible Spanish language course in the most important city in Uruguay.

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10 incredible things to do in London

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great day! Today, we are back with a new blog post, this time, about 10 incredible things to do in London, England.

We have chosen some of our favourite not-so-touristy places in the capital to keep you busy like a Londoner.

Perhaps these recommendations will also inspire you to take an English course at one of our language schools in London!

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Never neglet Napoli

View of Naples from Castel Sant'ElmoItaly’s third-largest city, Naples, is frequently, criminally overlooked. Many tourists, cruise ships and even Italian natives use Naples as a base to visit other parts of the Campania region of Italy.

Naples is often just the first stop on a journey to the ancient, archaeological masterpiece of Pompeii, the picture-postcard scenes of the Amalfi Coast and beyond. Some people expect to get a feeling of Naples in just a few hours. Experiencing Naples in this way is a mistake. Below I hope to outline exactly why one week, let alone just one day, in Naples is never enough!

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15 of my favourite Amsterdam food and drink places!

Hello everyone, Maria here! Amsterdam is my favourite city in Europe. Six years ago, my mother and I established a new tradition of spending a few days in Amsterdam together, once or twice a year. It is our kind of mother-daughter ritual and she has different ones for each of my sisters as well. That way, each of us girls can spend a weekend getaway with our mum alone.

I now know a few interesting places that Amsterdammers swear by.

Here is my list of my 15 favourite places for food, drinks & books in Amsterdam, The Netherlands!

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Eat the best pizza in the world in Naples! 🍕

The best pizza in Naples I have to be honest. My wife and I booked a recent trip to Naples so we could go and eat the best possible pizza for five straight days. It turned out to be one of the best decisions we’ve made!

To quote the lifelong resident of Naples and director of our incredible Italian language school: “Naples is not just about food…” This is very, very true, but first of all let’s not ignore the obvious…

In Naples you will eat the absolute best, most authentic,

MOST DELICIOUS PIZZA IN THE WORLD!

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Top 10 places in Tokyo!

TokyoHello everyone, Maria here! This article will feature some of my favourite places in Tokyo. I am personally very much in love with Japan and the Japanese culture.

My best friend whom I grew up with is half Japanese. Her mother always made sure her daughters were living the Japanese way of life. I was lucky enough to witness this growing up.

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